We Baking Partners will be baking different bakes every month and will be posting every 15th of the month. This month challenge is cupcakes or muffins, this is our third challenge after a wonderful almond cake and cookies. Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen, the brain child of this fabulous baking event send us three interesting cupcake and muffin recipes.Three of our baking partners suggested us these beautiful recipes and i choosed to bake two among them,one is this super delicious,addictive chocolate pumpkin cupcake. When its comes a bake with chocolate, everyone at home will never hesitate a second to request me to make some.While going through the mail i recieved with this month's challenge, i know i'll be making this chocolate pumpkin cupcakes and gathered everything to make this incredible cupcakes during a weekend. My kids enjoyed thoroughly and even my lil one helped to squeeze out the frosting.Priya R of Cook Like Priya suggested this cupcake recipe from Country of Living.
2+1/2cups All purpose flour
2tbsp All purpose flour
1+1/2cups Pumpkin puree
2tsp Vanilla extract
2+1/4sticks Softened butter
1cup Cocoa powder
1tbsp Baking powder
1+1/2tsp Baking soda
2tsp Cinnamin powder
3/4tsp Nutmeg powder
Preheat the oven to 350F, line the cupcake moulds with cupcake papers, but i used my silicon moulds.
Sift the flour with cocoa powder,baking soda,cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder in a large bowl and keep aside.
Combine the buttermilk,pumpkin puree, vanilla extract in an another bowl and keep aside.
Beat the butter,sugar together in a bowl with a electroc mixer until the mixture turns fluffy, add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition.
Alternately add the flour mixture and the buttermilk mixture,blending well after each addition.
Spoon out this batter to the already prepared cupcake moulds and bake in middle rack for 20-25minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Keep aside and let them cool completely.
Orange Cream Cheese Frosting:
1cup Cream cheese (softened)
1/4cup Softened unsalted butter
1tbsp Fresh orange juice
1tsp Orange zest (grated)
4cups Confectioner's sugar
1/2tsp Vanilla extract
2pinch Orange food colour
Blend the cream cheese,butter,orange juice,orange zest,vanilla in a large bowl using a electric mixture until smooth.
Slowly add the sugar and continue to beat until the mixture turns light and creamy.Arrange in fridge atleast for an hour before frosting.
Fill this chilled frosting in a pastry bag with your favourite nozzle or tip and squeeze gently to decorate.